2020 CFP National Championship Game(LSU vs Clemson ): Date, time, TV channel for the College Football Playoff

We’re in the sixth season of the College Football Playoff. LSU will play Clemson in the 2020 National Championship Game in New Orleans. Below, get the date, time and TV channel for the title game.

Last season, Clemson routed Alabama 44-16 to win its second CFP national championship and third national title overall in program history. Now Clemson is back in the title game.

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2020 National Championship Game: Date, time

The national championship will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The game will be at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

LSU will play Clemson for the title. You can follow along here with live scoring, stats and updates.

2020 National Championship Game: TV channel for the College Football Playoff

The CFP title game can be watched live on ESPN and online on WatchNow.

2020 National Championship Game: Teams

Clemson will be playing in its second-straight championship game and fourth in the past five years after defeating Ohio State in the final minutes of the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, 29-23. Clemson will face LSU, which advanced to its first championship game of the CFP era in a big victory over Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, winning by 35.

LSU is the top-ranked team, but the Tigers are in the CFP for the first time. Clemson is going for its second consecutive national title and third championship in the CFP era.

TV SCHEDULE: Complete game times, TV channel information for every bowl game

National Championship Game: History, scores

Clemson and Alabama have the CFP national title it twice each. Ohio State is the only other team to win it — and the Buckeyes won it the first year.

Before the CFP, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) had the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in their rankings meet for the BCS title.

College Football Playoff era

YEARWINNING TEAMSCORELOSING TEAMLOCATION
2019Clemson44-16AlabamaLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
2018Alabama26-23GeorgiaMercedes-Benz Stadium,
Atlanta
2017Clemson35-31AlabamaRaymond James Stadium,
Tampa, Fla.
2016Alabama45-40ClemsonUniversity of Phoenix Stadium,
Glendale, Ariz.
2015Ohio State42-20OregonAT&T Stadium,
Arlington, Texas

BCS era

YEARWINNING TEAMSCORELOSING TEAMLOCATION
2014Florida State34-31AuburnRose Bowl,
Pasadena, Calif.
2013Alabama42-14Notre DameSun Life Stadium,
Miami Gardens, Fla.
2012Alabama21-0LSUMercedes-Benz Superdome,
New Orleans
2011Auburn22-19OregonUniversity of Phoenix Stadium,
Glendale, Ariz.
2010Alabama37-21TexasRose Bowl,
Pasadena, Cali.
2009Florida24-14OklahomaDolphin Stadium,
Miami Gardena, Fla.
2008LSU38-24Ohio StateLouisiana Superdome,
New Orleans
2007Florida41-14Ohio StateUniversity of Phoenix Stadium,
Glendale, Ariz.
2006Texas41-38Southern CaliforniaRose Bowl,
Pasadena, Calif.
2005Southern California*55-19OklahomaPro Player Stadium,
Miami Gardena, Fla.
2004LSU21-14OklahomaLouisiana Superdome,
New Orleans
2003Ohio State31-24 (OT)MiamiSun Devil Stadium,
Tempe, Fla.
2002Miami37-14NebraskaRose Bowl,
Pasadena, Calif.
2001Oklahoma13-2Florida StatePro Player Stadium,
Miami Gardens, Fla.
2000Florida State46-29Virginia TechLouisiana Superdome,
New Orleans
1999Tennessee23-16Florida StateSun Devil Stadium,
Tempe, Fla.

Wayne Staats is a senior interactive producer for NCAA.com. His work has also appeared in the Augusta Chronicle, augusta.com and Land of 10. He is a graduate of Penn State University.